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Future Transportation & Jobs in Houston, The Lascaux Cave & Houston Sports: Houston Matters for Mon., Dec. 23, 2013

Earlier this month, Houston transportation officials came together to talk about the challenges the city faces in 2014 and the years ahead. Those challenges include a potential projected population growth of more than 60 percent in Texas over the next 25 years. Officials say this forecast calls for more attention to the infrastructure of Houston’s […]

Earlier this month, Houston transportation officials came together to talk about the challenges the city faces in 2014 and the years ahead. Those challenges include a potential projected population growth of more than 60 percent in Texas over the next 25 years. Officials say this forecast calls for more attention to the infrastructure of Houston’s roads, rail system, airports and ship channel.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll discuss the state of Houston’s transportation systems.

We’ll also explore the challenge of upgrading our transportation infrastructure as more people move to Houston. And we’ll consider some solutions officials are proposing. We’ll welcome your thoughts for the Executive Director of the Port of Houston Authority, and the President and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership.

Then, we’ll be joined by the GHP’s Vice President of Research to discuss the Partnership’s jobs forecast for 2014.

Also this hour: In September of 1940 four French boys discovered a long-forgotten cave full of prehistoric art. The Lascaux cave, as it’s now known, has been dubbed the “Sistine Chapel of Pre-History” because it’s adorned with ancient frescoes of bulls, deer and bison. The caves have been closed to the public since the 1960s to protect them, but to make them accessible to an international public, several replicas of some paintings were made. One set is on display through March 23rd at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse takes a tour of the exhibit.

Plus: We visit the Westbury Community Garden…and we talk with Culture Map Houston sports columnist MK Bower about the weekend in sports.

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